Art beat: November gallery and exhibit openings


Visual exhibitions coming to San Diego in November include Déjà Vu, Art of the Holiday, Brandon Gallery’s 12th annual Small Works Show and Rising Tide.

11.2: Dia de los Muertos: Opening Reception and Talk

The museum’s annual Day of the Dead altar opens with an evening of Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos as Jose Guadalupe Flores discusses the traditional altar honoring Sor Juna Inez de la Cruz, a 17th century writer and women’s rights activist. (The altar remains on display through Nov. 11.)

New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 102, Liberty Station, 619.756.7707,

11.2-30: Déjà Vu

These expressions of “feeling like I’ve been here before” show up in this month’s Déjà Vu exhibition as a mixed media Dia de los Muertos-inspired skull with huge glitter eyes and pieces in other media.

June Rubin Studio/Gallery, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., No. 214, Barracks 19, Liberty Station, 858.229.4571,

11.2-30: Brandon Gallery’s 12th annual Small Works Show

Get a closer and more intimate look at smaller works, in any medium, because “they invite a more intimate conversation and often reward with delightful surprises.”

Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330,

11.2-1.27.2019: Marching Towards Empowerment: Beyond Suffrage

A walk through this exhibit is a walk in the footsteps of women throughout history who marched for their own rights and the rights of those who would follow.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station, 619.233.7963,

11.3-12.24: Art of the Holiday

Regional artists and crafters have created all sorts of items for the most wonderful time of the year, including mixed media ornaments, hand-blown and fused glass, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry and other items.

Fallbrook Art Center, 103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.728.1414,

11.7-26: Gallery 21 — 2018 Doggone Art Show

The dogs come out in every breed and various forms of media in this juried art show, with prizes and additional awards for fine art and photography (a portion of sales benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center).

Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, 619.233.9050,

11.10-1.7.2019: Hunt Slonem ‘Gatekeeper: World of Folly’

In his fifth solo exhibition, the acclaimed neo-expressionist and celebrated colorist Hunt Slonem presents bold artwork with a focus on his love for animals and compositions that are reminiscent of the work of Andy Warhol.

Madison Gallery, 320 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.523.9155,

11.29-12.11: Fall 2018 Student Art Exhibition

Students in the San Diego Mesa College art department have created a variety of artwork, covering different topics, in order to engage students from other disciplines and departments.

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, 7250 Mesa College Dr., D-101, Clairemont Mesa, 619.388.2829,

11.24-1.6.2019: Rising Tide

This show features solo exhibitions by artists Jana Brike, Francisco Eme and Jacob Sundstrom, with each artist focusing their work on the state of the human soul, using technology to link the electronic elements of the world with human emotion, and creating work that people can listen to, look at and walk into.

San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.236.0011,

Through Nov. 17: National Show: Blackout

Get a good look at the works of art from all across the country — pieces that include the color black, communicating power, seduction, prestige and mystery.

Ashton Gallery, 4434 30th St., North Park, 619.894.9009,

Through Nov. 18: DesEscondido/No Longer Hidden: Public Address Art Exhibition

Various artists, belonging to a group of public artists called Public Address, present multimedia art exploring the ways things can be both hidden and obvious in a city (Escondido) whose name means “the hidden place.”

California Center for the Arts, Escondido: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138,